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Memorial Service Oct. 8 for Margaret Blymeir Lee

Professor emeritus was a dean for student affairs and undergraduate programs

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September 20, 2010 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A memorial visitation for Margaret Blymeir Lee, longtime professor and administrator at Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, will take place Friday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Lee recently died Monday, Sept. 13, at the age of 88.

A longtime Evanston resident, Lee joined the Northwestern faculty in 1958 as an assistant professor and later became a full professor. In 1979, she was appointed associate dean for student affairs and undergraduate programs at the School of Education and Social Policy.

Born in Grand Rapids Mich., the Northwestern professor emeritus earned a bachelor’s degree in history and English from Kalamazoo college, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of education in administration of pupil personnel services and counseling psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lee was an elementary and junior high school principal in the 1940s and 1950s and, from 1956 to 1957, principal of Washington School in Evanston, Ill. At Northwestern, she taught classes in educational psychology, counseling and personnel services, human development and secondary education instruction among other subjects. She also was a very popular undergraduate and graduate adviser who over the years kept in touch with many of her former students.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025. For further information, call (847) 675-1990 or visit www.donnellanfuneral.com.

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